it started out quiet because we wanted a nice quiet day and a nice roast goose. Then Boxing Day I came down with a cold and dozed in front of the TV. On Friday we drove to a friend's house in Newark to stay the night and play silly games all Saturday; late Saturday night we discoverd Simon had caught the nasty stomach bug from friend's step daughter (it's like the king asked the queen and the queen asked the dairymaid, the way it went around people - Iona, Simon, Jill, maybe Piers by now). We drove home today in the rain, cleaned up after the cats a bit... I'm glad i don't have any work to do!